West Bengal Milk Federation is a state
level apex body implementing dairy development activities in West
The overall picture of the 15 milk unions in West Bengal showed that an
average 3.34 TKPD
milk (including 1.30 TKPD from other sources) is being procured from
3,998 Societies with 2,67,124
members. Most of this quantum of milk finds its way into the Government
dairy plants, Mother dairy and Metro dairy.
The Federation is also implementing Women Dairy Cooperative
Project (WDCP) funded by the Ministry of HRD,
Govt. of India and thereby
empowering the women economically and
socially. Already 599 Societies have been organized with 57,709 women
We are also implementing Integrated Dairy Development Project (IDDP)
in the hilly, non-OF and backward areas of West Bengal - 650 Primary
Societies have been organized with 36,564 members.
The Federation is also holding 28% equity share capital of M/s Bengal
Nestors limited. 25,000 LPD dairy at Ausgram, Burdwan; 34%
of the equity share capital of M/s Bengal Dairy at Midnapore of a capacity
of 50,000 LPD.
The Federation is assisting the Milk Unions in infrastructure
development under Technical Support Scheme. For the last fifteen years, 8th
December is being organized by the federation as the State Milk Day.
Federation is offering awards to the best milk unions, primary societies
in respect of milk procurement, best farmers in the state, etc. It
facilitates recognition of their performance during the year which gives a
boost to the dairy development activities of the state.